Jack R. Arnold, 88, of Excelsior Springs, passed away July 26, 2020 at Liberty Hospital after a brief hospice. Jack was the son of Arlie T. Arnold and Zada (Corley) Arnold. He was born Valentine’s Day 1932 at the home around Shallowater, Texas. Jack spent the early part of his years in the Lubbock and Hockley counties of northwest Texas. Jack graduated from Shallowater High School where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Giles. Jack also did course work at West Texas A & M University in Canyon, Texas.
Jack was a farmer and truck driver before going to work for Greyhound Bus Lines where he spent the majority of his career. He received many letters of commendation for his work as a bus driver.
After retirement Jack became a gentleman farmer/entrepreneur buying and trading land and cattle in northwest Missouri and northwest Texas.
Jack was a devout Christian, giving generously to Daily Bread, In Touch, Christian Worship Hour, and the Bethel Church in Polo, Missouri.
Jack was preceded in death by his mother, Zada (Corley) Arnold; father, Arlie T. Arnold; father’s wife, Virginia (Gibson) Arnold; the mother of his children, Shirley (Giles) McHugh; and grandson, Tyler Andrew Arnold.
He is survived by his sons, Arlie M. Arnold (Terrie) and Kermit T. Arnold (Sandy) of Excelsior Springs; brother, Keny K. Arnold of Shallowater, Texas; and sister, Dona D. Arnold of Dallas, Texas; four grandsons, Olin (Jayla) Tannery, Jack (Leslie) Arnold, Trevor (Sara) Arnold, and Trey (Sarah) Arnold; and eight great grandchildren, Alex, Olin, Jayden, Gabriel, Genesis, Jace, Evelyn and Emelia.
In lieu of flowers the family would recommend contributions to Bethel Church in Polo, Missouri. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Bethel Cemetery in Polo, Missouri.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.